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MATTHEW. MAR K.
JOHN. C H A P. XVII. CHA P. IX. CHA P. IX. the vision to no man, no man what things until the Son of man they had seen, till be risen again from the the Son of man were dead.
risen from the dead.
10 And they kept and they kepe it
in those days any of
they had seen.
the dead should mean.
12 And he answerswered and said to ed and told them, Elias them, Elias truly shall verily cometh first, first come, and restore and restoreth all all things.
and how it is written 'of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things,
and be set at nought. 12 But I say unco 13 But I say unto you, that Elias is come you, that Elias is in-. already, and they knew him not,
from the Dead : which accordingly they observd, tho at that time they did not comprehend what he meant by his Resurrection from the Dead, for they thought of nothing but the General Resurrection of the Dead, and could not ima.. gin why he had order'd them to conceal it till that day. Elias having bin but a little while with their Master, and being now return'd to Heaven, the Apostles ask'd Jesus the reason why the Jewish Doctors taught that Elias was to come before the Kingdom of the Messiah, and to prepare all things against that time. Jesus replied, it was very true that Elias was to be the Forerunner of the Meffiah, that he was to preach up a Reformation among the Jews, that they might receive him as became them; and that this Prophecy was no way contradictory to those that foretold the ill treatment the Meffiab should receive from them; further, that Elias was already come, and that he had actually declar'd che neceflity of Repentance, and a Reformation, tho the Jews knew him not, and gave no credit to that holy Person, who
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bur have done and they have unto him whatsoever done unto him whacthey lifted :
soever they listed,
as it is written of him. likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baprift.
37 And it came to
hill, much people
15 And straightway
16 And he asked the scribes, what que
stion ye with them? 14 And when they were
the multitude, there came
was also put to death, and the fame treatment he himself expected from the Jews. The Apostles by this perceiv'd that he spake of John the Baptist, whom he had upon other occasions before told them, not obscurely, was that Elias that was to precede the coming of the Meftah.
The day after that Jesus with the three Apostles came down from the Mountain, a great Multitude fock d to meet him ; and he observ'd no less a Crowd about the reit of his Apostles, who also, as soon as they saw. Jesus, came and saluted him.
Jesus ask'd the Doctors of the Law what was the subject of their Discourse with his Apostles. After which there came to him out of the Crowd a man, who falling
to him a certain man kneeling down to him,
17 And one of the 38 And behold, a
multitude answered man of the company and saying, and said,
cried out, saying,
I befeech thee have mercy on my son,
look upon my son,
for he is my only child. . for he is lunatick, and fore vexed : for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and ofc into the water.
18 `And 'whèreso 39. And lo, a spirits ever he cakech him, takech him,
and he suddenly crieth
and gnasheth with his
and bruising him, hard
ly departeth from him. 16 And I brought and I spake to thy 40 And I besought him to thy disciples, disciples, that they thy disciples to cast and they could not should caft him out, him out, and they
and they could not. could not. down at his feet, thus addrest himself to him : Master, I have brought my Son to thee, who is poffest with a dumb Damon ; I beseech thee have compassion on him and me, especially since he is my only Son ; for every full Moon he is most lamentably afsaulted by the evil Spirit, who sometimes throws him into the Fire, at other times into the water. The Youth makes grievous Outcries when he finds himself attack'd and cruelly tormented by the Demon, who violently hurls him on the ground, causing him to fuam at the mouth, and gnash with his teeth, insomuch that he is. become a mere Skeleton; and fo pertinacious is his Tormentor, that he scarce ever quits his hold till the Youth's strength is quite spent. I have indeed applied my self.. othy Apostles, and they have attempted his Gure, but hitherto in vain. .
17 Then Jesus an 19 He answered 41 And Jesus an.
21 And he asked
And off-times it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters to destroy him: bue if thou canst do any thing, have compaffion on us, and Irelp as.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst
Fofus aving heard him, broke out into this Exclamation: perverse and degenerate Race of Men ! how unworthy are you to have my Miracles perform'd among you, who have such mean Notions of the Divine Goodness and Power? How long İhall I endure this Incredulity? He then commanded the young man to be brought to him, when the evil Spirit straight assaulted him with such violence as to distort his Limbs, and threw him to the ground, where he lay rolling and foaming at
the mouth. Fesus then ask'd the Father how long he had been thus afflicted : who ; replied, from his childhood; and told him, that the evil Spirit had often thrown him into the
Fire and Water, so that his Life had frequently been in danger, which he would undoubtedly have lost had he not been timely fuccour'd : He therefore humbly intreated him to free him, if possible by any means, and take compassion on the miserable Youth and his Relations. Jesus answer'd, If thou canst but believe
believe, all things are
24. And straight-
25 when Jesus saw that the people
came running toge18 And Jesus re
he rebuked And Jesus rebuked
the unclean spirit.
26 And the Spirit
fore, and he departed and came out out of him :
and he was as one dead, insomuch that many faid, He is dead.
of him ;
that God has endued me with an Authority over these evil Spirits, thou wilt easily have thy Request granted; for there is nothing so difficult which they shall not obtain who have that honour and esteem for the Power and Goodness of God which is due to these his Attributes. The Father protested with a loud Voice, that he trusted in God and Him, and earnestly beseech'd him to supply by his Goodness whatever defect he might observe in his Faith, of which he made so publick a Profeflion.
As soon as he had spoke these words, the Multitade throng'd about them, de: firing to see the event ; but Jesus rebuking the unclean Spirit, commanded hiin to depart out of the Body of the young man, and never more to return into it. The Spirit hereupon came out of him, having made a hideous howling from the mouth of the young man, which was also strangely distorted. On which the Youth lay upon the ground as quite dead, infomuch that many of the By-standers thought he had